For the SS17 Men’s Collection KITON takes inspiration from the world of art, in particular from the impressionism, to create a timeless and elegant style renowned for its sophistication. The works of nineteenth century artists provide the backdrop for the desire of the contemporary KITON customers, creating an enduring bond between the classic creativity of the Impressionist milieu and meticulously tailored style of Neapolitan brand.
The must-have item of the season is the suit, the iconic feature of a man’s wardrobe. The constant search for high quality materials, all exclusive to KITON and made mainly ion the woolen mill in Biella, ensures the use of excellent fabrics from the finest wools -such as the 13.2 micron and the 14 micron fibers- to the lightest yarns that alternate with cashmere and linen for more casual looks.
The jacket has always been the iconic garment of the brand. It is structured and less formal in its fit due to the selection of the materials, generally used for blazers, presented in plain colors or in mixed fabrics to create a washed or mélange effect. The shirts, the symbol of formal tailoring , come in incredibly delicate fabrics with micro designs or checked patterns. The collection is designed in soft, natural colors: warm beiges, moss and army greens and elegant shades of grey.
Sportswear: informal elegance.
A new twist on a classic fabric of sportswear, usually used for making technical garments: this is the main feature of the new collection of KITON daywear. Mackintoshes and trench coats, perfect additions to formal clothing, are made from waterproof wools with inserts of technical fabrics, high quality cottons to give a flowing effect to the garments of light technical silks, such as the parachute canvas lined with cashmere. The latter is the ideal fabric for the globetrotter: it can be folded and packed in a briefcase without getting creased or crumpled.
Leather, the standout feature of the sportswear collection, comes in several versions: waterproof leather, leather lined with silk. Other items in the collection are made of light suede and nappa leather. The shirts, made from jersey fabric, combine the know-how of the fined knitwear factory and the shirt factory in Naples.
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